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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Feed Distributor Licensing and Information

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) regulates commercial feed distribution in Florida.

Feed Distributor Licensing

A distributor of commercial feed must be licensed annually with FDACS and place on file a copy of the label for each brand of feed to be distributed in Florida. 

Expiration Date

All licenses expire on June 30 of each year and must be renewed annually. 

Fees 

The licensing fee is based on the tons of feed distributed in Florida during the previous year. If you have been in business less than one year, the tonnage will be estimated for the first year and based on actual tonnage thereafter. 

How to Apply for or Renew a License

To apply for or renew your license, please use our Feed Licensing and Regulatory Website

View step-by-step instructions for:

Reporting Tonnage

Report tonnage using our Feed Licensing and Regulatory Website. View instructions [ Adobe PDF Document 771.58 KB ].

Sampling Requirements

Samples of feed distributed in Florida must be periodically tested by a certified laboratory to determine compliance with state standards. FDACS has developed a testing matrix to summarize the type and frequency of sample analyses required for mixed feeds [ Adobe PDF Document 49.75 KB ] and feed ingredients [ Adobe PDF Document 22.72 KB ].

Submit information about all compliance samples through the Feed Licensing and Regulatory Website. View instructions [ Adobe PDF Document 964.59 KB ].

Mail your feed samples to the certified laboratory of your choice. Payment will be made directly to the private laboratory for their analytical services.

Analyses must be performed before June 1, and the results must be submitted directly to FDACS by the certified lab.

Certified Feed Labs

The following laboratories have been certified by FDACS to receive and analyze regulatory feed samples:

Certified Feed Labs

Analytical Feed and Food Laboratory
1111 N. Miller Park Ct.
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 486-8342
(559) 486-2094 Fax
Contact: Mr. Kent J. Harmston at analyticalfeed@yahoo.com

Certified In: Nutrients

Midwest Laboratories
13611 "B" St.
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 334-7770
(402) 334-9121 Fax
Contact: Dr. Jerome J. King, QA/QC Director, at jking@midwestlabs.com

Certified In: Nutrients and Mycotoxins 

Barrow-Agee Laboratories
1555 Three Pl.
Memphis, TN 38116-3507
(901) 332-1590
(901) 398-1518 Fax
Contact: Mr. Michael Hawkins at mhawkins@balabs.com

Certified In: Nutrients and Mycotoxins

NP Analytical Laboratories
824 Gratiot
St Louis, MO 63102
(800) 423-6832 or (314) 982-1310
(314) 982-1078 Fax
Contact: Mr. Andrew Csepp at andrew.csepp@purina.nestle.com

Certified In: Nutrients and Mycotoxins

Eurofins Scientific Inc.
2200 Rittenhouse St., Ste. 150
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 265-1461
(515) 266-5453 Fax
Contact: Mr. Ardin Backous at ardinbackous@eurofinsus.com

Certified In: Nutrients and Mycotoxins

Rtech Laboratories
1150 W County Road F, Dock #2
Arden Hills, MN  55112
1-800-328-9687 
Contact: Julie Honsa

Certified In: Nutrients

Trilogy Analytical Laboratory
870 Vossbrink Dr.
Washington, MO 63090
Phone: (636) 239-1521
Contact: customerservice@trilogylab.com

 

Label Requirements

FDACS has adopted language from the Association of American Feed Control Officials Model Feed Regulation regarding guaranteed analysis and labeling requirements.